Telltale Games, veteran developers of episodically released games, including the phenomenon that is the multitude of Sam and Max series, says that the number of games released episodically is on the brink of a boom.
The recent triple transformation of Watchmen from graphic novel, to motion picture, to game is an example of the potential of episodically released games.
Dan Conners, CEO of Telltale, says that “a lot of big publishers” have been in touch with the company about collaborating on episodic games. With the recent release of Watchmen: The End Is Nigh, the devlopment of the episodic platform is evident and its future potential for growth undeniable. With episodic content, we could be looking at the next media through which the majority of games are released. For me, though, well…I like my trip down to the shop and a good half-hour browsing session.